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The COVID-19 outbreak & UNESCO's mission

UNESCO's response

The COVID-19 outbreak is a global public health crisis. It resonates deeply also at the heart of UNESCO's mission. COVID-19 tells us scientific cooperation is key when dealing with a global public health issue. It tells us that continued education must be ensured when so many children today  cannot go to school. It is a stark reminder of the importance of quality, reliable information, at a time when rumors are flourishing. It tells bout the power of culture & knowledge to strengthen human fabric and solidarity, at a time when so many people around the world must keep social distance and stay at home. UNESCO is fully committed to supporting governments for distance learning, open science, knowledge and culture sharing, as fundamental means to stand together and tighten the bonds of our shared humanity.

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Closing schools has derailed the lives of kids all over the world. Here's how we can help them keep learning

As is so often the case with human nature, when we are deprived of something, its value becomes clear. Education is about much more than just classroom learning. For millions of children and youth, schools are a lifeline of opportunity as well as a shield.

Read full article by Angelina Jolie and Audrey Azoulay on TIME MAGAZINE Website